Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John D. Pollins

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, March 14, 1967

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Reflections for Detective John D. Pollins

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 14, 2021

Rest in eternal peace on this your 53 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

March 14, 2020

Reet in peace my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 14, 2019

Detective John Polling was my Uncle on my mother's side. He was the youngest of a family 3 brother 2 sisters and 2 brother they never new. I am really surprised that after all of these years My Uncle John is still remember. Funny I was speaking with some of my work force who were at the time speaking of once becoming a Police officer. My uncle was a great man who came from a great Family and I remember that dark day.



December 17, 2015

I was born on the day of Detective Pollins' death. I was lucky enough to have served as a Police Officer in the 25 Precinct which is the precinct where this tragic crime took place. I was not aware that this happened in the 25 Precinct. I drove by that corner daily for many years. I will always think of him when I pass there now. I wish him peace. I'm sure he is still watching over his family.


July 23, 2015

This message is for everyone who had kind words for my father, Detective John D. Pollins. I have not seen my cousin, Tyrone Jackson since 1965. I did not know that my Uncle Woody passed away!

I would love the opportunity to re unite with my cousins, Brian, Cheryl and Arthur as well as my cousin, Willie, Beatrice and all of my family.

I am currently the Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, at Tucson Magnet High School, Tucson, AZ. For the last thirty years, I have work in the field of social work and criminal justice. I remember a picture of my dad, playing basketball in the Army during the Korean War. I wish that my dad would have saw me play basketball @ De Witt Clinton, Westchester C.C., Springfield College," The Birthplace of Basketball, graduate in 5/81 and play in the Pro Rucker League from 1980-1988.

My mom, Tanyia Pollins is still alive and well in the Bronx, NY. I have three beautiful kids, John D. Pollins, age 20, Brihanna Nicole, age 18 and the baby, Jordan Pollins, age 14, 6`0'', 200 lbs. Thank everyone again for keeping my dad`s spirit alive!

Kevin J. Pollins
Son of Det. John D. Pollins

July 9, 2013

Thank you for saying those kind words about my dad, John D. Pollins. I was nine years old at the time of his death. My mother, Tanyia Pollins lost her best her best friend. I think about my dad every day. My oldest son, John Pollins, born on December 12, 1992 was named after my dad.

I attended the ceremony that NYPD Manhattan Narcotic Division conducted in honor of my dad in April 2010.

Thank you, Sgt. M. Fanning for remembering my dad; I will always be grateful for you acknowledging my dad. I miss him so much.

Kevin J. Pollins
Son of Det. John D. Pollins

July 9, 2013

Det Pollins, you sacrificed yourself for the good of the people you served. Today is the 46th anniversary of your death & I pray that you continue to lay at peace.

Sgt. M. Fanning (Ret)
NYC Police Department

March 14, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 14, 2012

Kevin , I haye been looking all over for you. If you can remember my father woodrow is your father's Brother.He dted November 1 1983. I remember your mother Aunt Tanya. Do you remember your cousins Lee, Auther, Bryant, & sheryl ? Hopefully you will see this , please call me Kevin I will keep looking for you. I hope this finds you well. Anybody out there who may read this and knows Kevin please please get in touch with him and tell him I have not seen kevin since December 1965 May God Bless. YOUR COUSIN TYRONE TACKSON September 15, 2011

Tyrone Jackson
Cousin TO his son kevin Pollins

September 13, 2011

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 14, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Detective Pollins and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

March 9, 2009



April 9, 2008

Dear Dectective Pollins:
I knew and grew up with your son and I want you to know that you would have been as proud of him as he is of you and that the love was mutual.Both Kevin and I were young children and in a sense it was all OUR first sense of senseless tragedy. It was an end to our innocence even though e still had the rough year of 1968 to come. may God keep you and bless you and your family,this from a friend who wanted so much to have met you and to let you know that 40 years have not erased that dreadful day.You are with God and our hearts ,prayes and love go out to you.
God bless you,May you rest in peace
A hero to all

reuben febus/civilian
friend of your son

April 23, 2007

Thank you for your service.May you Rest in Peace knowing that you have not been forgotten.

March 14, 2006

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